Cargill, Inc.: Grants for Science Education

OVERVIEW: Cargill supports organizations that build others’ skills in science, technology, and engineering.

IP TAKE: Cargill offers grants to “select national and global nonprofit and nongovernmental partners.” The company supports organizations working in regions of the world in which it has a business presence.

PROFILE: Cargill Inc.’s corporate giving program functions separately from the Cargill Foundation, which limits its grantmaking to Minnesota’s Twin Cities region. Grantseekers should not confuse Cargill’s corporate giving program with that of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies or the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, which are separate entities. The Cargill Foundation supports education, childhood nutrition, and arts & culture.

Cargill’s corporate giving program is the philanthropic vehicle of the global agricultural commodities company. This area of grantmaking prioritizes funding food security and nutrition, education, and environmental stewardship. Cargill’s science education grantmaking supports “programs and projects that improve access to primary and secondary education for children; build skills in science, technology, and engineering; and partnerships with higher education institutions in the areas of agriculture, food security, and food safety.” Cargill does not offer grants for general or ongoing operational support.

Cargill only offers grants to support specific projects and programs. It does not award grants for general or ongoing operational support. It also does not make information regarding grant amounts or points of contact regarding its corporate giving program. Grantseekers should contact Cargill Foundation staff for more information. Cargill accepts unsolicited grant applications online.

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